Laurentian Fan

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM AST 28 February 2017

Today Tonight and Wednesday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind west 15 to 20 knots veering to northwest 15 late this afternoon then diminishing to light this evening. Wind increasing to southeast 15 to 20 Wednesday morning then veering to south 25 Wednesday afternoon. Wind increasing to south 35 Wednesday evening.

Periods of rain beginning Wednesday morning. Fog patches forming Wednesday afternoon.

Waves

Issued 05:00 AM AST 28 February 2017
Today Tonight and Wednesday Seas 3 to 4 metres subsiding to 2 to 3 this morning and to 1 to 2 late overnight. Seas building to 2 to 3 Wednesday afternoon and to 3 to 5 Wednesday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM AST 28 February 2017
Thursday Wind southwest 30 to 40 knots.
Friday Wind westerly 30 to 40 knots.
Saturday Wind westerly 30 to 40 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 28 February 2017 Today Tonight and Wednesday Ice free. 

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Map of Atlantic - Maritimes marine weather areas East Scotia Slope - 44137 Southwestern Grand Banks - 44138 Banquereau - 44139 Laurentian Fan - 44141 LaHave Bank - 44150 Northeast Burgeo Bank - 44255 Halifax Harbour - 44258 Mont-Louis - 45138 Baie-Comeau Airport Havre-Saint-Pierre Airport Longue-Pointe-de-Mingan Sept-Îles Airport Cap-d'Espoir Rivière-la-Madeleine Gaspé Airport Heath Point La Pocatière Mont-Joli Airport New Carlisle Pointe-au-Père Port Menier Bas Caraquet Bathurst Airport Bouctouche AAFC Charlo Eskasoni (First Nations) Miramichi Fundy Park (Alma) Grand Manan Kouchibouguac Miscou Island Greater Moncton Int'l Airport Point Lepreau Saint John Airport St. Stephen Baccaro Point Beaver Island Brier Island Caribou Point Debert Grand Étang CFB Greenwood Hart Island Ingonish Beach Kentville AAFC Lunenburg McNabs Island Nappan AAFC North Mountain Parrsboro Sable Island St.Paul Island Shearwater Airport J.A. Douglas McCurdy Sydney Airport Tracadie Western Head Yarmouth Airport Charlottetown Airport East Point North Cape Summerside Burgeo Port aux Basques Sagona Island St. Lawrence Stephenville Airport Winterland Wreckhouse Île aux Perroquets Île Rouge Pointe-des-Monts Pointe-Noire Île Bicquette Cap-Chat Îles de la Madeleine Airport
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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 28 February 2017 Today Tonight and Wednesday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Nova Scotia near 4650N 6020W to 4700N 5945W
to 4820N 6150W to 4840N 6020W to 5000N 5820W to 4835N 5925W to
Newfoundland near 4755N 5925W. Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Ice free.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 28 February 2017

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 28 Feb estimated from Newfoundland near
4645N 5307W to 4530N 4715W to 4530N 4530W to 4700N 4530W to 5030N
4530W to 5300N 4915W to 5700N 5400W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 28 Feb estimated from Newfoundland
near 4945N 5750W to Quebec near 5042N 5925W.

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Laurentian Fan

Issued 10:00 AM AST 28 February 2017

'Gale' force winds of 34 to 47 knots are occurring or expected to occur in this marine area. Watch for updated statements. Please refer to the latest marine forecasts for further details and continue to monitor the situation through Canadian Coast Guard radio or Weatheradio stations.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 10:00 AM AST 28 February 2017 Today Tonight and Wednesday At 10:00 a.m. AST today deepening trough located east of the
Marine District.

At 10:00 a.m. AST Wednesday low 990 mb located north of the
Great Lakes.
By 8:00 p.m. AST Wednesday low 984 mb located over the Gaspe
Peninsula.

At 10:00 a.m. AST today ridge located over New England.
By 8:00 p.m. AST tonight departing ridge located on a line
northwest-southeast over Laurentian Fan.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:51 AM AST 28 February 2017 A trough of low pressure east of the marine district will continue to
move off into the Atlantic. Strong to gale force westerlies in its
wake will diminish today ahead of an approaching ridge of high
pressure. On Wednesday an intense low pressure system will track from
the Great Lakes region to the Gaspé Peninsula. Strong to gale force
south to southwest winds will develop ahead of the low.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for all
waters except Fundy and all Gulf of St. Lawrence waters.

Marine interests are also advised that freezing spray warnings are in
effect for Cabot Strait, Gulf-Magdalen and Anticosti.

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